DecisionCAMP 2016

Business Rules, Decision Modeling and Decision Management Technology

Best Practices, Standards, Real-World Business Cases, and Supporting Products

July 7-8, 2016 at Stony Brook University, New York, USA

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Decision Management is rapidly becoming the critical methodological and technological framework to support decision making approaches across wide range of industries. Business analysts, architects, developers and decision makers at all levels as well as technology vendors and consultants, are becoming Decision Management practitioners and actively using Decision Management technologies such as:
  • Business Rules
  • Data Mining, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Decision Optimization
  • Decision Modeling
  • Decision Testing and Execution.

New operational decision management systems integrate traditional business processes, business rules, advanced analytics, events, and more - directing them all to a common goal – better business decisions! The new OMG standard “Decision Model and Notation (DMN)” brings standardization to decision modeling, an emerging best practice. Decision Modeling clearly defines a business target, shows how to orchestrate decision management techniques, supports interoperability, and integrates decisions into modern enterprise architectures.

The International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is well-known for building bridges between academia and industry in the field of business rules. This experience makes a perfect fit for RuleML to host "DecisionCAMP"the latest incarnation of the series of popular events for Decision Management practitioners.

This year the DecisionCAMP is organized by and RuleML. The event will include presentations from leading decision management authorities, vendors, and practitioners, such as

  • Charles Forgy, a “godfather” of rules-based technology and the inventor of RETE algorithm
  • Jan Vanthienen, the “Decision Table Professor” from Belgium
  • Gary Hallmark, the author of DMN FEEL from Oracle and OMG
  • Bruce Silver, the author of the “Method and Style” books for BPMN and DMN
  • Tom Debevoise, the Chief Evangelist Decision Management from Signavio
  • Mark Proctor, co-creator of Drools and Red Hat Platform Architect
  • Jacob Feldman, founder and CTO at OpenRules
  • Benjamin Grosof, a leading Semantic Web, knowledge representation and reasoning expert
  • Alan Fish, a DMN chair and the inventor of “Decision Requirements Diagrams” from FICO
  • Dan SelmanChief Architect, IBM Decision Server.

We expect that this event will summarize the current state in Decision Management, the use of the DMN standard, and solutions to real-world business problems using various Decision Management  tools and capabilities. At the end of the event we will run a special Q&A Panel "DMN Standard from OMG, Vendor, and Practitioner Perspectives".

There are many benefits to attending DecisionCAMP at RuleML: 

  • Learn about new trends in Decision Management technologies, and how they can be used to address your business problems
  • Share practical results of using of various decision management technologies in business settings
  • Exchange best practices for using DMN and decision management technologies.


Program Committee:

  • Prof. Jan Vanthienen, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Mark Proctor, Red Hat, UK
  • James Taylor, Decision Management Solutions, USA
  • Tom Debevoise, Signavio, Germany
  • Carole-Ann Matignon, Sparkling Logic, USA

DecisionCAMP Deadlines

Abstract  Submission: 

April 4, 2016

Presentation Submission: 

May 10, 2016

Author Notification

June 1, 2016


July 7-8, 2016